If it was MNers, not MINers, stuck underground...

(127 Posts)
Eleison Wed 13-Oct-10 12:30:17

Style and Beauty: Does this capsule make me look frumpy?

Childbirth: If I'm not out in 48 hours, will I have to be induced?

Relationships: DP keeps messaging me from the surface to say that he can see himself on telly. Is he narcissistic?

Good Housekeeping: Can't be bothered to shift rubble from tunnel entrance. Am I a slattern?

(etc. ...)

loflo Wed 13-Oct-10 12:32:10

AIBU could be interesting!!!!

FrogInAJacuzzi Wed 13-Oct-10 12:32:17

AIBU : to think that they could have gotten us out of here in less than 65 f*cking days?

AbsofCroissant Wed 13-Oct-10 12:33:33

AIBU: to think that those miners over there are forming a quiche and excluding me?

MayorNaze Wed 13-Oct-10 12:34:49

sorry chaps i think this in poor taste hmm

quiche??? real men don't eat quiche!!

booooooooooyhoo Wed 13-Oct-10 12:41:59

grin @ quiche

daftpunk Wed 13-Oct-10 12:43:55


There are jokes all over twitter about the miners - lighten up.

MrsRhettKilledTheButler Wed 13-Oct-10 12:46:01

mayor.. as yet it is a success and will hopefully continue to be so

i don't think its the same as being lighthearted about a terrible tragedy

grin @ real men dont eat quiche

MrsRhettKilledTheButler Wed 13-Oct-10 12:47:14

i mean., i know its a tragedy that it happened in the first place but it has changed into a wonderful success story

daftpunk Wed 13-Oct-10 12:48:30

I'm going to change my name to dafta de'punkazales...

MayorNaze Wed 13-Oct-10 12:52:29

fair enough

MassiveKnob Wed 13-Oct-10 12:56:16

would we still get wtc ctc etc whilst down there?

We would be tutoring for the eleven plus via loud speakers up the hole.

AbsofCroissant Wed 13-Oct-10 12:57:47

G&T - Is my child G&T?
DH told me via the telly thing that DS had built a lego rescue machine to "get mummy out". Is he G&T? Is he?

giraffesCantDookForApples Wed 13-Oct-10 13:00:47

AIBU to not want David Cameron to be one of the first people I see when I get out?

WhoAteAgentZigzagsBrain Wed 13-Oct-10 13:01:35

'AIBU to tell one of my fellow miners to SHUT THE FUCK UP about her bloody MIL?'


MassiveKnob Wed 13-Oct-10 13:01:51

Abs - It would all depend on the ORT level grin Your DS would have to have his 'book bag' lowered down the hole for daily inspection/discussion/judging

WhoAteAgentZigzagsBrain Wed 13-Oct-10 13:02:40

There'd be nowhere to flounce off to though shock

GraveyardMistsAreYellow Wed 13-Oct-10 13:02:53

giraffes grin

Quite. You would be forgiven for chinning him if he tried to hug you I think though.

MassiveKnob Wed 13-Oct-10 13:03:00

daft - I will also namechange. I would be MassiveKnobDirtySanchez grin

wigglesrock Wed 13-Oct-10 13:03:28

Make sure your spelling and grammar is correct on that rescue note, don't want outside world to think MN standards are slipping.

daftpunk Wed 13-Oct-10 13:06:17

lololololol MK

Tell you what, some of those miners are pretty hot...I could have coped down there.

giraffesCantDookForApples Wed 13-Oct-10 13:06:19

AIBU to want them to provide me tubs to express milk into so they can be sent up to my baby?

giraffesCantDookForApples Wed 13-Oct-10 13:08:05

Especially the 1st and 2nd ones daftpunk!!

daftpunk Wed 13-Oct-10 13:09:35


AbsofCroissant Wed 13-Oct-10 13:10:50

Oh yes, the first one was hawt, as is his brother. Well done Mr and Mrs Avalos. Well done

WhoAteAgentZigzagsBrain Wed 13-Oct-10 13:12:40

'My DH did absolutely no housework whatsoever while I was trapped down a mine shaft for two months, he's now being shitty and saying he didn't feel he should because 'I'd only do it the wrong way'.

Would I be unreasonable to kick him in the nuts and put bleach in his curry?'

Poster A - 'Only Two months?? I was lost in the desert for for months with only two Greggs sausage rolls and some out of date Panda shandy...'

MassiveKnob Wed 13-Oct-10 14:44:15

would the capsule be a 4x4 ?

vbusymum1 Wed 13-Oct-10 14:51:18

In the style of a thread I read earlier "I was 69 days late home from work and my childminder had my DCs dressed and waiting in the garden"

No offence to the OP on that thread smile

MassiveKnob Thu 14-Oct-10 11:42:49


Eleison Thu 14-Oct-10 11:48:37

Site Stuff: As the last one out, I consider myself to be a MinOldie and am starting my own website. So there.

MassiveKnob Thu 14-Oct-10 11:55:07

ooh, as MassiveKnobDirtySanchez aka number 21, surely I qualify for a MinOldie because you must have your friday night filth threads, and I could be chief contributor grin

Kbear Thu 14-Oct-10 11:57:02

Geeky stuff: bugger all wireless connection down here....

Mumsnet Local Meetups: meet you by the wall, no, the other wall....

Imagine what's for dinner?

MassiveKnob Thu 14-Oct-10 12:02:53


Southwind Thu 14-Oct-10 12:03:12

Do Greggs deliver ?? grin

VinegaRigamorTits Thu 14-Oct-10 12:03:39


AIBU: a group of old MiNers have fucked off to another exculsive mine and have called themselves Minoldies, AIBU to be pissed off they havent invited me?

Style and Beauty: How do you make eyeliner out of coal?

BitOfFunderthepatio Thu 14-Oct-10 12:06:13

AIBU to think that the size of the rescue shaft is fattist?

MassiveKnob Thu 14-Oct-10 12:08:52

pmsl - fattist

Eleison Thu 14-Oct-10 12:10:36

Media and Non-Member Requests:

Anyone not yet signed up with Max Clifford?

If so, could I have a picture of a pretty one of you with coal dust attractively smeared on one cheek and your children looking traumatized but relieved its all over? I could make up the quotes so it needn't be too much trouble for you.

grin inspirational thread!!!!

Bit worried about Friday night being bumsex night grin Imagine, all those hairy truckers!!!


VinegaRigamorTits Thu 14-Oct-10 12:17:43

Conception: im 6 weeks gone but have been in the mine for over 2 months <worried>

snigger Thu 14-Oct-10 12:20:05

It'd be the plate rescue thread on a bigger scale.

"My DH has slipped down the back of a mine shaft - WWYD?"

sarah293 Thu 14-Oct-10 12:21:48

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InmyheadIminParis Thu 14-Oct-10 12:45:25

snigger grin

Dumbledoresgirl Thu 14-Oct-10 12:46:02

Gardening Club: Anyone else growing mushrooms this year?

why isn't this mine wheelchair friendly

Eleison Thu 14-Oct-10 12:51:00

Some flaming bint has parked her capsule in the disabled space cos the mother-and-chiild ones are full

VinegaRigamorTits Thu 14-Oct-10 12:54:46

Tram Huns - which mining cart are you buying this year?

Changebagsandgladrags Thu 14-Oct-10 12:56:35

Message sent up to rescuers: Don't put any bloody froot shoots down the supply tube.

Eleison Thu 14-Oct-10 12:57:05

Anyone got a promotional code for the Boden floral-print helmet?

Summerbird73 Thu 14-Oct-10 12:59:08

AIBU - to be annoyed that i am middle class MNer and am having to eat with the working class oiks? and where the hell can i get a chai latte??? shock

ronshar Thu 14-Oct-10 13:00:48

I just spat my tea on my lap top!

TethHearseEnd Thu 14-Oct-10 13:06:04

SAHM/WOHM debate would be limited-

"I've been at work all day chipping rocks off walls!"

"Well I've been at home all day clearing them up!"

Ad infinitum

Hulababy Thu 14-Oct-10 13:12:25

I reckon MNHQ would be sat at the top sending us Greggs sausage rolls and fruit shoots down the tube And reading material - all we'd get is ORT books!

CaptainNancy Thu 14-Oct-10 13:13:32

Big/Slim/Whatever Weightloss club: Anyone tried that new Tuna diet?

Is it 1 teaspoon per 12 hours or 24? confused

sugarlake Thu 14-Oct-10 13:14:29

Big/ Slim Whatever - How do I lose three stone in 24 hours?

Style and Beauty - How do I fit in to my capsule wardrobe? (See above)

Meglet Thu 14-Oct-10 13:23:56

Style & beauty. These shades are a bit year 2000, I'm not coming up until I get some huge Prada sunglasses.

sugarlake Thu 14-Oct-10 13:25:56

AIBU?- All my kids fight and don't sleep. AIBU to want to stay in the mine and get some peace?

sethstarkaddersmummyreturns Thu 14-Oct-10 13:27:39

Sleep - AIBU to want to stay down here as it is the first time in 15 years I've had a full night's sleep more than 2 days in a row?

MichaelaFinnigan Thu 14-Oct-10 13:29:12

And all the flags outside the mine would be 'fun' Boden 'hotch potch' print bunting.

SanctiMoanyArse Thu 14-Oct-10 13:35:10

'AIBU to not want David Cameron to be one of the first people I see when I get out?'


I once had 'what a rude cow' shouted down a road at em for not sdhaking a Tory MP's hand (I ahd reason; severe eczma on my hands but wasn't given a chance to explain before he huffed off)

Can you imagien DC if you did the same thing?

But maybe the coal dust would make him less..... shiny.

(Would any Tory MP go to a mine EVER? I mean.....)

Mumsnut Thu 14-Oct-10 14:03:43

They seemed to have a Gina Ford-type routine going on. bet there was some controlled crying, too.

Changebagsandgladrags Thu 14-Oct-10 14:05:32

There'a a troll down here.

MimsyRogers Thu 14-Oct-10 14:10:14

For those on Gina Ford style routines - ditch the black out blinds, put baby to sleep down the mine.

FluffyDonkey Thu 14-Oct-10 14:18:06

Baby names : Help me choose!

Copper / Kopa

RiverOfSleep Thu 14-Oct-10 14:24:13

Pedants Corner: please note the UK spelling is Phoenix not Fenix

Changebagsandgladrags Thu 14-Oct-10 14:30:01

Which reminds me, I saw the capsule and thought it said Felix, thought bit of a strange name...

FoundWanting Thu 14-Oct-10 14:33:01

Primary Education: DC's teacher refuses to come down the mine for our P/T meeting. Should I complain to the Head?

BitOfFunderthepatio Thu 14-Oct-10 14:45:40

AIBU to expect MNers to refuse the powdered milk being sent down and re-lactate instead?

Mumsnut Thu 14-Oct-10 14:46:31

My MIL wants to greet me at the top. I sooo want it to be just me, dh and our baby for the first few days. How can I dissuade her?

AbsofCroissant Thu 14-Oct-10 14:49:23


Quote of the week!

That's it - I don't have to be funny any more. Am going to be all judgy and cats-bum-mouthy all over AIBU and babynames.

SanctiMoanyArse Thu 14-Oct-10 15:35:22

Ah yes Phoenix

Am in Phoenix carnival club; have to wear a sweater with Phonenix plastered all over it

Am dreading comments on saturday PMSL! Oi love you'd be a tight fit in there wouldn't you (etc)

QOD Thu 14-Oct-10 15:42:44

Jeez, can you imagine the pmt? WOuld we all end up on our cycles together?

Doodlez Thu 14-Oct-10 15:43:03

<ponders......did I leave the iron on?>

SanctiMoanyArse - what is the Phoenix carnival club?

Doodlez Thu 14-Oct-10 15:52:21

Capsule wardrobe:-

Chilean flag t.shirt
Heart rate monitor.


Sorry, I don't have any promotional codes at the moment sad

GraveyardMistsAreYellow Thu 14-Oct-10 15:52:41

sugarlake never mind tea I almost choked on my own saliva at "how do I fit into my capsule wardrobe?" grin

AbsofCroissant Thu 14-Oct-10 15:55:04

Oh yes, lots of bunting in the MN camp hope. Lots of it.

If DC was waiting as we came out, some MNers would punch him in the nose and some would hug him. Others would run off looking for the Chilean President to hug instead.

Doodlez Thu 14-Oct-10 15:55:19

Note to DH back up on the surface:-

Get a subscription for SkyPlus and send me down a TV Times - ta x

SanctiMoanyArse Thu 14-Oct-10 15:56:18

(Katy this; ds's in the chariots each side, at elast 2 of them, dh electrician, me on tractor upper deck.)


GraveyardMistsAreYellow Thu 14-Oct-10 15:59:01

Arts and Crafts: "Alternative uses for a wanky basket"

Too right about El Presidente. He's coming to visit next week I think. Any chance of a kidnap swap with DC?

SanctiMoanyArse Thu 14-Oct-10 16:01:52

wanky basket?

wnaky basket, surely? <<shows age>>

nightcat Thu 14-Oct-10 16:45:20

i wanted to call my ds Sebastian (long time ago), was outvoted, now I wish I had, still like the name and the President grin

nightcat Thu 14-Oct-10 16:47:39

hi Sancti
this just has to be knacky (as in knick-knack) basket, surely??

SanctiMoanyArse Thu 14-Oct-10 17:37:27

I have a Sebastian. We call him Bas but <whispers> it's my favourite name of all teh four.

Wnaky basket; a sort of hiipy toy- basket filled with natural life things- eg wooden spoon, pine cone, hemp cloth- that used to be popular / running joke (depending on whether you were Franny or Cod) here years and years ago.

nightcat Thu 14-Oct-10 17:41:56

oooOOOooo, Sancti, I so love that name, so envy you lucky thing!!

wnaky then? never heard the term before, must have been before my day wink

SanctiMoanyArse Thu 14-Oct-10 17:50:24

Ah i;ve been here so long the Ark is named SS Peachy wink

MmeBodyInTheBasement Thu 14-Oct-10 17:59:12

Style and Beauty - How to deal with Helmet Hair

Webchat - with the Wombles. Coping with life underground

bramblebooks Thu 14-Oct-10 18:07:49

babynames update:


Eleison Thu 14-Oct-10 18:09:02

MN Book Club: Please vote for this month's Book of the Month. F. Dostoyevsky, Notes from the Underground, or G. Orwell, Coming Up for Air

Brollyflower Thu 14-Oct-10 18:12:30

AIBU: to save 500ml of the drinking water for rinsing my mooncup?

SpurtingJugulars Thu 14-Oct-10 18:14:12

Arts and Crafts - Don't waste your time down here, why not crochet one of these

YouKnowNothinoftheMonsterMunch Thu 14-Oct-10 18:15:00

Mumsnut . That is a corker! I love this thread!

"aibu to be really upset that dh didn't get me a present when I got out of the mine? He worked tirelessly looking after the dcs and helping with the rescue team, but he couldn't take five minutes to think of me?!"

Brollyflower Thu 14-Oct-10 18:15:23

Recipes: any ideas for improving tinned tuna? Limited seasoning options.

RockBat Thu 14-Oct-10 18:18:33

I don't know why you're doing this hmm One AIBU discussion and we'd all kill each other

And at least half of you (survivors of The Big Row) would refuse to be rescued until David Cameron fucked off home

YouKnowNothinoftheMonsterMunch Thu 14-Oct-10 18:21:51

The capsule clashes with my overalls, and apparently we're going to be on tv! How can I politely turn down the invite to be rescued without hurting anyone's feelings?

YouKnowNothinoftheMonsterMunch Thu 14-Oct-10 18:23:48

Lost in chille: earlier this month I was trapped down a mine shaft and I left my earring down there. I know this is a long shot but if anyone does reopen it at some point it would mean the world to me if you could have a quick look for a dangly, silver earring. TIA!

Doodlez Thu 14-Oct-10 18:34:30

Health:- God, I'm hot. Do you think I'm perimenopausal?

Doodlez Thu 14-Oct-10 18:35:50

Have we started name changing for Stuck down a dirty, big, black hole season yet?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 14-Oct-10 18:42:47

Ocado is GREAT! Their drivers always get through...

YouKnowNothinoftheMonsterMunch Thu 14-Oct-10 18:46:08

Employment issues: flowery? Are you around? I'm not contracted to work overtime, but due to work conditions have been forced to be onsite for 65 days. Do I have any grounds to claim additional payments?

RealEeriesRealiseRealLies Thu 14-Oct-10 18:50:16

MIL wants to come and help out down here. Have got a routine, things where I like them and she will criticise my colour scheme of charcoal and rust as too "retro."

AIBU to want an exchange programme? A permenant one?

YouKnowNothinoftheMonsterMunch Thu 14-Oct-10 18:53:26

It's too soon for a dh/om joke, isn't it?

Tippychoocks Thu 14-Oct-10 19:03:15

AIBU to think that the crying family reunions should be restricted to those who actually need to be there? The rules clearly state parent and child reunion not parent and stonking great teenager reunion......

One of my fellow miners has a larger flat rock than me and a leather belt. AIBU to suspect them of benefit fraud and notify President Seb?

YouKnowNothinoftheMonsterMunch Thu 14-Oct-10 19:09:56

Aibu to be pissed off that seb didn't hug me?

roundthebend4 Thu 14-Oct-10 19:23:44

Can I complain about the neighbours there to noisy and not the type of people you want to mix with all do is demand sausage tolls and fruitshootd.I need some super organic bread must be handmade and organic butter

Please crochet me organic bedcover to

molemesses Thu 14-Oct-10 20:25:28

Stupid things not to do - get stuck in a mine for 2 months and forget to clock in.

Am I the only one who did this? and will I get overtime and double time for the nights and weekends?

Acekicker Thu 14-Oct-10 22:08:48

AIBU to complain about the bloody media reporters who insist on parking their satellite trucks across the entrance to the escape shaft?

SpurtingJugulars Thu 14-Oct-10 22:14:17

Book club - Do you think there's a follow up MN publication pregnancy..... babies..... toddler....... getting stuck in a mine. Film deal anyone?

Eleison Thu 14-Oct-10 22:17:04

Could call it 'The Mumsnet Guide to Getting Shafted'

SpurtingJugulars Thu 14-Oct-10 22:45:01

The precursor to them all - none of the others would happen without the shafting, huh!

What a fab thread - topical, fun and ran its natural course!!!

RiverOfSleep Fri 15-Oct-10 08:26:56

I have been invited to be trapped down a mine but the invitation says strictly no children. I called the mine owners who said its because there is no space and they have to pay ££££ for children's meals. They even said to treat it as a nice break from the children. AIBU to think that being trapped down a mine is all about families and that the mine owners should make an exception for my DC?

ChileanMinersMistress Fri 15-Oct-10 08:52:59

Relationships: He told me he was single - cuntingtwating dp

IoanaDana Fri 15-Oct-10 09:47:39

Sorry for being daft.... what's G&T?

cantseeforlookin Fri 15-Oct-10 10:38:01

Is it hot in here or is it me ??

<menopausal MN-miner>

Ioana assuming that is a serious question... it's Gifted and Talented

p.s. loved this thread

Lexilicious Fri 15-Oct-10 11:10:41

pushchair shed: where can I find a double capsule?

AIBU to want to stay down here until two days before Christmas, so that dh has to do all the christmas shopping unaided, and write all the christmas cards, do all the posting, and plan all the meals, so that all I have to do when I get out is to swan in and enjoy it all?

bramblebooks Fri 15-Oct-10 12:28:20

Grinding and Tunnelling, Iona.

ChippingIn Fri 15-Oct-10 12:56:33

Great thread.

My favourite so far: Mumsnut Thu 14-Oct-10 14:46:31
My MIL wants to greet me at the top. I sooo want it to be just me, dh and our baby for the first few days. How can I dissuade her?

AIBU to gloat over my mooncup now?

QOD Fri 15-Oct-10 16:45:12

this has GOT to go in classics

anonymosity Fri 15-Oct-10 17:57:40

It would be Lord of the Flies & Fight Club.

Eleison Fri 15-Oct-10 20:27:54

I feel quite frightened by the very thought of an MN version of Lord of the Flies. It would be a bloodfest.

anonymosity Fri 15-Oct-10 23:11:28

I think it already is a bloodfest, regularly...

Eleison Sat 16-Oct-10 09:29:43

That is true. We'd just have to add a pigs head on a stick, then, from the pets topic.

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